Cultural Landscape Report Standards
1.1 A CLR is prepared to minimize loss of significant characteristics, features, and materials when existing information about the physical history and condition of a cultural landscape is inadequate to address anticipated management objectives, when impending development alternatives could have adverse effects, or to record actual treatment.
1.2 The CLR is prepared by qualified professionals based on appropriate methodologies and techniques for cultural landscape research, documentation, and evaluation.
1.3 Archeological records, base maps, and techniques such as soil analysis are used for data on past features and conditions.
1.4 Landscape, architectural, and archeological investigations supporting a CLR employ nondestructive methods to the maximum extent possible; they are prescribed and justified in a task directive that includes a research design and impact analysis.
1.5 Confidential information on the location, nature, character, or ownership of archeological and ethnographic resources is identified and not made available to the public.
1.6 National Register documentation is prepared or amended to address cultural landscape resources identified in a CLR after its preparation, if appropriate.
1.7 All field notes, primary documents, original maps, drawings, photographs, and plant materials gathered or associated with the research for CLRs or special landscape projects are organized and preserved as archival material or museum objects in consultation with the park or support office curator.
All information regarding the condition and assessment of character-defining landscape features is incorporated in the Inventory and Condition Assessment Program (ICAP).
For additional information on the contents of each section, see Cultural Landscape Report Deliverables.
A CLR shall be prepared in accordance with the NPS A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports (copies may be obtained from the project COTR).